Garmin Releases New inReach Messenger Satellite Communicator

Today Garmin announced their newest product within the inReach product line. The Garmin inReach Messenger is a satellite communicator that seamlessly switches from Wi-Fi wireless networking and cellular/satellite networks resulting in a cost-efficient communication solution. Two-way messaging and interactive SOS location sharing is a breeze with the inReach Messenger. The small, on-device display will give you peace of mind knowing that your SOS has been sent. Draft detailed messages through the Garmin Messenger Smartphone app, or send preset messages and GPS location directly from the Messenger. The inReach messenger has an internal, rechargeable battery that provides up to 28 days of battery life in the 10-minute tracking mode and can even provide safety charging to help recover a phone with a low battery life.

So how does the inReach Messenger differ from the inReach Mini 2?

The inReach Mini 2 allows users to send waypoints to MapShare during a trip, or send route selections to MapShare. The inreach Mini 2 allows for the creation of breadcrumb trails, while the Messenger does not. The inreach Mini 2 features a digital compass, while the Messenger does not. The inReach Mini 2 pairs with the Garmin Explore app for trip planning, access to mapping and more! The Garmin inreach Messenger uses the Garmin Messenger app.

Learn more about the Garmin inReach Messenger. inReach Subscription required and sold separately.


Raymarine Releases New Raymarine Mobile App for iOS

Raymarine has released their all new Raymarine Mobile app for iOS devices. This new app is free and available for download through the App Store.

The app features the ability to stream and control your Axiom, eS or gS series display remotely from anywhere onboard. This feature is provided using the built-in WiFi within the display. This new feature practically allows your iPad or compatible smartphone to serve as a secondary display.

Backup and share waypoints, routes, tracks and screenshots from your Raymarine Axiom to your smartphone or tablet. The app also allows users to manage LightHouse Charts directly from the mobile device to your Raymarine Axiom. Redeem Lighthouse Charts vouchers, manage your charting experience and more.

Upgrade your app to Premium to enjoy remote monitoring by combining the Raymarine YachtSense Link Marine Cloud Router with the new Raymarine app. Monitor your boat remotely and view real-time nav data while onboard. The Raymarine app supports the entire YachtSense Series, allowing for control of your YachtSense Digital elements.

While the app is currently only available for iOS devices, Raymarine plans to release an app compatible with Andriod devices. The Raymarine app can control a single display and is best supported by iOS 13.2 and later.

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Garmin Announces New VENU SQ 2 Smartwatches

Garmin just released their newest line of smartwatches. The Garmin Venu SQ 2 has a number of health and wellness tracking features including Body Battery energy levels, sleep score, respiration and women’s health. Over 25 preloaded sports apps for indoor and outdoor activities makes it easy to accurately track any activity. Fitness features also include HIIT sports apps and workouts, tips to improve based on fitness age and Garmin Coach.

The Venu SQ 2 is more accurate than ever. Built-in GPS includes GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS satellites. The AMOLED display has an always on feature which provides a classic watch look ideal for daily wear.

Another improvement made to the Venu SQ 2 is an extended battery life of up to 11 days in smartwatch mode and up to 26 hours in GPS mode.

The Venu SQ 2 is available in 2 editions- standard or Music Edition. The Music Edition allows for music storage direct to device. Store up to 500 songs on the Venu SQ 2 Music Edition. Each edition is available in 3 colors from neutrals to metallic mint.

Shop the Venu SQ 2 now. Want direct to device music storage? Shop the Venu SQ 2 Music Edition.